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Nadzua is a married woman with seven school-going children. Her husband is a businessman who contributes to the provision of the family's basic needs. She owns a house with neither electricity nor piped water. Her greatest monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children.

Nadzua has operated a charcoal selling business for the past four years. Her potential clients are her neighbors and passers-by. She faces a major challenge in harassment from the local authority because of the tree cutting and burning ban. She dreams of starting a cereals selling business.

With the 30,000 KES, Nadzua wants to purchase more stocks of charcoal for resale. She decided to join Yehu Microfinance because it helps small-scale business operators through loan giving.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 723
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 100.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Nadzuwa buy charcoal to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012